S: Lisa & Alex
FC: Alex & Lisa
1: Hello! We are Lisa and Alex--two people who are always supportive of each other, are optimistic about life, and who love each other very much. We are ready to support a child in all their emotional, physical, creative and financial needs. We truly believe that everyone is special in their own way, and we will dedicate ourselves to providing a child an environment full of love, learning, playing and being proud of who they are!
2: ALEX . . . Alex is incredibly caring and loving. Warm, understanding and always patient, Alex cares about the world and wants to make it a better place! Alex is a lawyer for a non-profit where he helps elderly people. He also volunteers as a hospice worker providing support to the very sick. It takes a special per- son to do this work. | Alex is playful, funny and goofy. He's devoted to being open and communicating with respect. His use of humor & optimism, intelligence & compassion makes him a great friend and husband, and he will be a great dad! | Maine garden--first tomato!
3: LISA . . . is a unique and wonderful woman who is a great partner and friend, and who will be a great mom. She's very funny & fun, really smart, nice, & sensitive. She has a strong circle of friends & is close to her family. Lisa is open, flexible, kind, & respectful and we cannot wait to be parents together. | Lisa recently received a graduate degree in non-profit management but has decided to stay home for a few years when the baby arrives. She likes to try and learn new things, garden, cook healthy meals and volunteer her time.
4: We cherish our families and friends and love spending time with them. | Alex's mom lives only ten minutes away from us and is looking forward to babysitting. She has an amazing garden to play in. Lisa's family is just two hours away & always ready to visit. | Lisa's Family | Lisa & friend Rishi | With Alex's "grandmom" Barbara
5: Traditions and sharing them with family and close friends is very important to us & we will embrace a child's ethnic and cultural traditions in our own lives. | Alex's mom with new friend | Celebrating Christmas
6: At the Park with our friend's son | Reading lessons with Lisa and Alex! | We love spending time with our friends' and relatives' children, and we look forward to introducing them to a child of our own!
7: Our favorite thing in the world to do is spend time at our summer house in Maine. We vacation there every summer and fall. Alex has been going there since he was a baby. Extended family and friends gather to meet there every year and it is an amazing and beautiful place to spend time together as a family. | Maine Time | Family gathering | Canoe trip | Relaxing
8: We believe that laughter and fun are a really important part of life. We always want a child to be proud of who they are & know they can talk to us about anything including adoption. We are very flexible & non-competitive people, yet still believe it is important for kids to have boundaries. We will always live in an area that reflects a child's culture, ethnic & racial background & be involved with families, friends and role models that reflect our family. Openness is important to us & we will always be open with a child about the importance & value of his or her birth-mother or parents. We have thought a long time about being parents & can't wait to share our love with a child!